This is the small spring house by the entrance. The Big River was at 27.5 feet. See also in summer and winter.
Hmmmm...didn't you say that the house was built to protect the water source...? I feel sorry for it although this is a great shot, too.
Well, it was built to protect the spring from debris, mostly. I'm actually not sure what happens when floodwater backs up to a level above the underground aquifers. But this is an old house, and the spring is not used anymore, maybe partly because of occasional flooding like this. The new pump station that sends water up to the water tower is higher up, and was not close to the flood.
It's interesting, I like the appearance of the house from this distance, but without the floodwater forcing me to stand so far back, I never would have tried this shot.
Thanks and greetings, Ryan
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Photo taken in Meramec, MO, USA
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